Limoneira and Megan Roosevelt Share Spooky Halloween Citrus Ideas
SANTA PAULA, CA - With fall festivities around the corner, it’s time to start planning holiday spreads.
Limoneira spokesperson and founder of Healthy Grocery Girl, Megan Roosevelt has put together an array of solutions to satisfy consumers' Halloween party, Autumn decor, and holiday needs. View the full details for each recipe on the Limoneira YouTube channel here.
Each month, Megan will be featuring another wonderful facet of lemon living. Subscribe to Limoneira’s YouTube channel for more information on the many ways this endlessly versatile fruit can improve life inside the home and beyond.
Apple Orange Cider
This treat can make an entire house smell like a magical fall day.
- 6 cups apple juice
- ½ cup orange juice
- 3 cinnamon sticks
- 1 tbsp whole cloves
- Apple and orange slices
Directions: Add all ingredients to a crock or soup pot. Bring to a simmer and cook on low for one hour.
Spooky Chocolate Orange Pudding
Everyone loves chocolate pudding, but this recipe amplifies the flavor while adding a spooky Jack-O-Lantern twist.
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup almond milk
- 4 tbsp orange juice
- Pinch of sea salt
- 2-3 Limoneira navel oranges (which, happily, look like tiny pumpkins!)
Directions: Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Place bowl of melted chocolate over ice and add almond milk. Whisk together. Next, add sea salt and fresh squeezed orange juice and whisk. Place bowl of pudding in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
While the pudding cools, remove the tops of the navel oranges and with a spoon, carefully scoop out the inside. This recipe should fill 2-3 navel oranges. Using an exacto-knife, carefully carve spooky faces into the oranges. (Note: be careful not to make the faces too big, or the pudding may spill out.)
Add pudding to spooky pudding cups. You can enjoy immediately, or put them in the fridge to enjoy within 1-2 days.
Wreaths are a hallmark of the holiday season, and this lemon and olive branch wreath will add whimsical flair to your fall decor.
- 10 olive branches
- 20” grapevine wreath
- Heavy floral wire
- Limoneira lemons
Directions: Begin by cutting olive branches into 6” sprigs. Place sprigs into wreath and complete all the way around. Cut the floral wire 10” in length. Poke the wire through the lemons, leaving an even amount of wire on each side. Add lemons to wreath and bring the floral wire around the back. Twist to secure in place. Hang on the front door, or anyplace that needs a little festive, lemon-y holiday cheer.
Stop by Limoneira's booth #1643 at PMA in Orlando to sample some delicious delights and get great citrus tips from Megan.
Stay tuned to AndNowUKnow as the industry shares fresh produce holiday tips!